Turkey's National Defense Ministry tweets about Khojaly Genocide

  26 February 2021    Read: 688

"We continue to live with the pain of our Azerbaijani Turkic brothers who were brutally killed in Khojaly 29 years ago, the Turkish National Defense Ministry tweeted.

"We have not forgotten and will not forget the criminals who did not hesitate to kill even the babies in the cradle!" We wish God's mercy for all our compatriots who were martyred in Khojaly!", the tweet reads.

Note, on 25-26 February 1992, Armenian Armed Forces, accompanied by armored vehicles of the former Soviet 366th motorized rifle regiment, attacked and occupied the besieged town of Khojaly as part of the armed aggression and ethnic cleansing that had been taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan since 1988.

When the residents of Khojaly attempted to flee the area, they were ambushed and fired on by the Armenian troops. As a result of the genocidal act, of the approximately 6,000 inhabitants of the town, 613 civilians, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly, were killed.

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